All Tram-train articles

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    British HSTs among fleets finding new homes in Mexico


    MEXICO: Redundant UK inter-city diesel trains and two tram-trains have been acquired by the Mexican navy, according to local sources.

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    Metro Report International

    Mallorca tram-train scheme revived


    SPAIN: After a decade in limbo, plans have been revived for tram-train style service from Manacor to Artá in the northeast of the island of Mallorca. Development was suspended for financial reasons in 2012. In mid-March this year, the regional government and Manacor town council agreed ...

  • TfW Class 398 tram-train delivered (Photo TfW)
    Metro Report International

    South Wales Metro tram-train delivered as route blockade announced


    UK: The first of the Stadler Class 398 tram-trains for South Wales Metro services arrived at Transport for Wales’ Taff’s Well depot by road on the night of March 21. This follows several months of testing at Network Rail’s Rail Innovation & Development Centre at Melton ...

  • Cardiff Central - Newport Road tram-train route consultation map
    Metro Report International

    Cardiff tram-train route consultation underway


    UK: Transport for Wales is undertaking public consultation on options for a tram-train route to link Cardiff Central station with a future station at Newport Road. This would incorporate parts of the existing Cardiff Bay branch and freight lines as well as new alignments. Four route ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stadler presents mock-up of tram-trains for German and Austrian operators


    EUROPE: A mock-up of the Citylink tram-trains that Stadler is to supply to operators in Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken, Neckar-Alb, Oberösterreich and Salzburg was unveiled at the Betriebshof West depot in Karlsruhe on December 13. The mock-up is 22 m long, with a fully equipped interior. A consortium ...

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    Metro Report International

    Four tram-train studies commissioned


    SPAIN: Catalunya operator FGC has awarded four contracts for studies to estimate the construction costs, potential demand and operating characteristics for proposed tram-train networks totalling 280 km. Ayesa Ingeniería y Servicios has been awarded a €88 200, eight month contract for the study of a proposed ...

  • Cádiz Trambahía tram-train
    Metro Report International

    Cádiz Trambahía tram-train line opens


    SPAIN: The Trambahía tram-train line in Cádiz has opened as the country’s first 1 668 mm gauge tram-train line. It includes 13·7 km of new tramway between Pelagatos and Río Arillo, from where services run 10·3 km into Cádiz over RENFE main line tracks shared with ...

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    Germany: Farm shop concept spurs freight tram revival


    Initially developed as a student project, a mobile ‘farm shop’ retail and freight service using a converted tram-train is being proposed for use on the regional rail network around Karlsruhe. This in turn could offer a more viable business model for other cargo tram initiatives.

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    Technology: Keeping track of tram-trains


    Enhanced control and supervision tools have been deployed to improve the operation of tram-trains around Karlsruhe, where portion working is a common but complicated process.

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    Rail Business UK

    Cardiff Valleys Class 398 tram-train unveiled at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: One of the Citylink Class 398 electric-battery tram-trains which Stadler is building for South Wales Metro services on the branch lines around Cardiff has been unveiled at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Stadler’s Citylink is a family of modular light rail vehicles designed to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Revised Cardiff Bay branch plans confirmed


    UK: Transport for Wales has confirmed revised plans for electrification of the Cardiff Bay branch as part of the the Core Valleys Lines upgrading programme. Plans for a short extension of the branch from the current terminus to The Flourish have been dropped. Instead the existing ...

  • Girona (Photo: Ron van der Steeg/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Catalunya studies tram-train networks


    SPAIN: The government of Catalunya and railway operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya have called tenders to undertake studies for four tram-train networks which would have a combined length of around 280 km. The four planned schemes are: Terres de l’Ebre, a 41 km, two-line ...

  • RegioTram Kassel (Photo: RTG)
    Metro Report International

    RegioTram operating contract awarded


    GERMANY: Following an international tender, Nordhessen transport authority NVV has awarded incumbent RTG the next contract to operate RegioTram tram-train services on three routes around Kassel. RTG is a joint venture of Kassel transport operator KVG and Hessische Landesbahn and has operated the RegioTram services since ...

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains

    Talgangbahn reopening backed by council


    GERMANY: Albstadt council in Baden-Württemberg has voted in favour of reopening the 8 km Talgangbahn from Ebingen to Onstmettingen. The revived line would form part of route S1 of the planned Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb, with half-hourly electric tram-train type services running through to Tübingen Hbf. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Right and left-hand running as T13 tram-train route opens west of Paris


    FRANCE: Ile-de-France tram-train line T13 opened on July 6, running 18·8 km on an orbital route between Saint-Cyr and Saint-Germain-en-Laye RER stations to the west of Paris.

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    Metro Report International

    Cardiff Northwest Corridor tram-train report published


    UK: Proposals have been published for the development of a tram-train network to serve housing developments on the Northwest Corridor between Cardiff and Llantrisant. Commissioned from transport consultancy Cogitamus, a report making the case for the project was launched on June 10 by Mark Drakeford, Senedd ...

  • Hasselt - Maastricht tram-train impression
    Metro Report International

    Cross-border tram-train project scrapped


    EUROPE: After many years of discussion and planning, the government of the Belgian region of Vlaanderen has decided not to go ahead with plans to for a tram-train service running from Hasselt across the Dutch border to Maastricht. The route would have been around 30 km ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains


    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Six prequalify for Haifa – Nazareth tram-train concession


    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel has prequalified six consortia for the Infra 2 PPP concession to finance, design and procure the railway systems and rolling stock for the future Haifa – Nazareth inter-urban light rail line, and to operate the completed route. The six are: ...

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains
    Metro Report International

    Six operators award joint contract for up to 504 tram-trains


    EUROPE: A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains worth €4bn, the largest contract in the Swiss company’s history. The VDV TramTrain framework contract was awarded on January 14 by ...